A few children at Crest Infant School have disabilities and need additional resources. The school is committed to providing an environment which allows these children full access to all areas of learning. Parents of disabled children are asked to give the Headteacher details of the disability as soon as they are offered a place at the school. The Headteacher will arrange a meeting at a mutually convenient time to discuss the ways in which the child’s disability might hinder her/him from taking a full part in the life of the school and the ways in which such difficulties will be overcome.
The Headteacher will then make any arrangements necessary to enable the child to participate fully in all lessons and activities.
These arrangements may include briefing staff, obtaining special equipment, making minor adaptations to the building, rearranging classroom furniture and/or employing support staff. These may take time to put into place and may require advice and assistance from the Education Office or specialist agencies, so parents are urged to see the Headteacher as soon as possible so that everything can be ready for the child’s first day at school.
The school’s accommodation has been greatly improved recently and there is access to all parts of the building via ramps and a lift.
Further information can be found in the schools Accessibility Plan which is located under the policies section of this website.